Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Bills Introduced – 6-29-20

Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session there were 32 bills introduced. One of those bills will receive additional coverage in this blog:

S 4096 A bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI] 

The current authorization for the CFATS program ends on July 23rd, 2020. The only ‘short term’ extension bill in the Senate (S 3506, extending authorization to July 18th) was bypassed by extension that was included in HR 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The House passed HR 6160 that would extend the program through October 18th, so not sure why the Senate just does not take up that bill. Will have to wait for the Government Printing Office to get around to printing this bill (they are horribly COVID-19 behind on printing introduced bills) to try to figure out why Johnson introduced this bill.

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